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Social distancing doesn't mean you have to miss out on fresh seafood, melt-in-your-mouth cookies, mile-high sandwiches and more.
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From neighborhood markets to community kitchens, Detroit’s local food business owners are figuring out how to survive while stepping up for their workers as COVID-19 laid bare the restaurant industry’s inequities.
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An aerial photo of the State Fairgrounds site at Detroit's northern border. The site is set to be redeveloped.
Detroit neighbors held countless community meetings over the past decade to create a forward-thinking vision of possible uses for the State Fairgrounds site. But few of their proposals are part of the developer’s plans.
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Before and after photos of home renovation project in the North End neighborhood of Detroit.
Lessons from a first-time flipper: He thought his Detroit home renovation would cost $30,000. It ended up being closer to $80,000 and took months of hard labor.
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diversity equity and inclusion in the workplace
Whether you're a customer or the CEO, we've outlined the steps to help make your organization more just for all.
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Filling in the gap between what residents deserve and what the city provides is something of a Detroit tradition, for better or worse.
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For many of us, Big Sean’s climb to stardom is a blueprint for our own successes. We watched Big Sean go from performing in Club Bleu and The Shelter to selling out Joe Louis Arena.
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